2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Assessment Program Participation

Northwest must report the results of surveys and national tests to accrediting agencies (NCATE, North Central Association Team, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) and to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. In addition, the faculty must continue to evaluate the quality of its programs. Therefore, students may be required to take tests designed to measure general education achievement in selected areas, for purposes of evaluation and for the improvement of the academic programs at Northwest. No minimum score or level of achievement is required for graduation, unless a degree or certificate program so requires. Participation in testing may also be required of students in certain programs and of students selected on a sample basis.

Students who do not participate in scheduled and approved assessment projects may not be able to preregister or register for classes or receive a final transcript until the obligation is completed.